Love Blossoms Here!
Most LOVED and sought after preschool in Dripping Springs.
Holistic learning in a natural environment. Reggio infused and Waldorf inspired.
Kids can be kids and carve their own path.
OakSong School provides an early life experience that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and personal growth. We aim to provide the natural child a safe and prepared environment to learn what the mind and heart desires, while encouraging each child to discover what makes them unique.
Our learning environment prepares children to become capable, proactive, confident human beings with social grace and grit. We build character by developing a child’s intellect and spirit through practical work, natural play, and creative art in an interest- led learning environment THAT IS JUST GOOD FUN!
WE LOVE YOUR CHILDREN EVERY DAY SO YOU CAN GO EARN A LIVING and be at peace knowing your child is having the time of their life playing and learning through the lens of our beautiful world.
We have a simple yet beautiful motto: ‘Intrepid!’, or ‘BE BRAVE!’ In school, we talk about how being brave or intrepid takes many forms. Being brave isn’t always a grand gesture – sometimes it just means playing with someone new, working on a project that’s difficult, attempting a task we think we can’t do, and learning to persevere and digs your heals in and do your best.We offer a safe, nurturing and stimulating natural environment in which this culture of intrepidness can flourish, allowing OakSong School children to be brave and adventurous as they learn and grow.
Open 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM
FULL TIME AND PART TIME OPTIONS AVAILABLE
The children we serve include:
•Infants 2 months to 18 months
•Toddlers 18 months to 3 years
•Preschool 3 years to 5 years
•Pre-K & Transitional Kindergarten
The infant room of OakSong is a comfortable space for children to feel at home in a natural and secure setting. The serene environment will aid in the young child’s development and independence while providing nurture and contentment each day. Our infants will be provided peaceful rest opportunities, furniture and materials to encourage developmental milestones, and loving care and supervision to ensure healthy growth in these precious early days.
Activities in the infant room include free floor time, discovery of the senses, motor development, music and movement, outdoor exploration, healthy meal and snack times, and relaxation and slumber.
OakSong infants are respected as a unique individual and given opportunities to develop in a natural and independent manner. We encourage our infants to be involved in every interaction, giving them opportunities to feel connected to each other and caregivers. Infants are encouraged to truly explore and develop in a non-rushed environment.
The older toddlers in the Sassafras & Willows Rooms are enthusiastically developing more curiosity and motor skills. OakSong provides this age group a carefully planned environment that allows for various hands-on sensorial discoveries, social interactions, and individual achievements. We also take time to assist the children in learning and practicing grace and courtesies. Our supportive teachers understand the unique responsibility of ensuring that each child is nurtured and respected in a way that encourages growth in a safe place. In the Sassafras & Willows Rooms the indoor and outdoor space, children are exposed to age appropriate learning materials and equipment that stimulate the mind, advance muscular development, and encourage a natural wonder of the world around them. Sassafras & Willows friends spend much more time outdoors in nature and the JOY of the outdoors really begins to blossom during this developmental stage.
Learning concepts continue to follow a natural progression:
Tiny Roots Toddlers spend their time exploring a variety of basic lesson materials in all areas, to facilitate both large and small motor development as well as lots of sensory exposure! Early language, mathematics, and science are also explored through use of concrete materials and investigations in nature! Our Tiny Roots toddlers initiate and propel their learning at their own unique pace and timing, in eventual preparation for our Sassafras classroom.
OakSong’s primary program offers a unique, community style environment with hands-on learning materials inspired by holistic approaches to early education such as Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. OakSong combines what we feel to be the essence of each of these practices into a balanced blend of practical work, project-based spontaneity, and peaceful encounters. Our primary program’s classroom environment both indoor and outdoor has been carefully designed to inspire each child to discover his own learning style through exploration of the materials and through discovering his role within a nurturing community.
The teachers in the Hawthorns & Live Oak Rooms observe the children and classroom dynamic in order to base individual and group lessons according to each child’s particular stage of development. The children’s learning occurs through “interest led” lessons and activities based on their current developmental stage. It is the role of the adult to assist the children in the process of self-discovery, while allowing opportunities for growth in a non-competitive environment. The environment of the Hawthorns & Live Oak Rooms classrooms acts as a “third teacher”. The role of the adult is to provide a welcoming environment that encourages children to freely explore their world and turn every experience into a learning process. The teaching guides aid in this process through careful interaction and encouragement of the natural learning process.
This is the age in which children can effortlessly learn another language if provided regular exposure. We are proud to incorporate this experience into the daily lives of our primary aged children by adding Spanish weekly to our special schedule. Teachers are encouraged to teach letters, sounds, colors and numbers in both English and Spanish in this room.
Areas of Learning through our Primary Environments:
Special Preschool Programs:
We value literacy at Oaksong School, and we offer a on-site library, The Hook Library. A fun place, to hang out and explore and place to get hooked on reading.
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FEEL THE RHYTHM!
Sending good vibrations throughout our school: music can be found everywhere at OakSong School. Students have integrated music time where they sing, dance, wiggle, and jump to both traditional children’s songs, jazz, rock, and a little bit of everything in-between on a regular basis.
Music enriches little minds, tunes children into beat, rhythm, and can even increase a child’s IQ. Did you know that learning to play an instrument can increase IQ by 7.5 points? OakSong believes in the power of music and offers piano and guitar for a small monthly fee for children 3 years and older as well.
This is the age in which children can effortlessly learn another language if regularly exposed to it. We are proud to incorporate this experience by including Spanish in our weekly special schedule. Teachers are encouraged to teach letters, sounds, colors and numbers in both English and Spanish while the children are at school.
Learn the fundamentals of gymnastics and movement by USAG certified instructors. Develop coordination, flexibility and strength; the best part is… they come to us!
Art encourages young children to explore colors, textures, and science. It gives them the chance to strengthen fine motor skills and hand strength. It’s an opportunity to be creative, to explore new ideas, and carry out plans. It can be messy and inhibited, or thoughtful and meticulous. It is a form of communication and expression to the young learner, and our Teachers incorporate art into their curriculum daily.
Organic gardening is a labor of love and teaches young students the intrinsic rewards of planting, nurturing, and growing. The life cycle is a slow, beautiful, and enriching experience as students eventually harvest their own tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, ﬁgs, corn and more.
Yoga is good for all ages! The practice teaches a child how to focus and breathe, techniques that will support a child throughout his/her lifetime.
Weekly Martial Art Classes on campus for nearly 4 years old and up.
Classes offered by Meta Martial Arts Academy of Dripping Springs
SUMMER CAMPS (5 – 12 YRS)
WINTER CAMPS (5 – 12 YRS)
SPRING BREAK CAMP
This program is truly one of a kind and thoughtfully prepared. The children are the eldest of the school and with that brings many benefits to their skill sets and confidence. Lessons and exploration reach deeper into areas of curriculum and research in meaningful ways, closely connecting to long term projects and the natural scaffolding of knowledge and skills.
Our health-focused meal program is convenient so families do NOT have to pack a lunch each morning, while also feeling assured that their children are provided nutritious, substantial, and delicious meals to sustain them for optimal learning and development!
All of our meals are Texas state licensing approved for appropriate portion sizes and food group variety. Our kitchen offers well balanced, hand prepared, and mostly organic dishes that are always child-friendly. Plus, we even feature a culturally diverse dish on most Fridays that allows the children to explore the foods and flavors from another region of the Globe!
OakSong School takes every opportunity to celebrate community and rich experiences that unite the children together. We embrace each opportunity to appreciate diversity and learn something new. As such, we are proud to allow the children the opportunity to explore amazing foods and flavors from around the Globe on most Fridays! Multicultural meal days not only allow wonderful cuisine and diversity to be celebrated-it also provides an extension to traditional lessons in both geography and food preparation. We hope to guide them in discovering that the world is extremely diverse, and that what makes it special and interesting.
*Our meal program is always nut-free. We do accommodate gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian meals upon request at additional monthly charge.
Send us an email today to learn more about what we have to offer, or to schedule a tour. COME TRY US OUT FOR A DAY FOR FREE (For children 3 years and up). We can’t wait to meet you and your precious family!